Michelle Lujan Grisham

Prospects of a deal for 'Dreamers' may hinge on separating Trump from hard-liners on his staff

Prospects of a deal for 'Dreamers' may hinge on separating Trump from hard-liners on his staff

Lawmakers who favor a deal to protect some 700,000 young immigrants facing possible deportation because of the end of the Obama administration’s DACA program are seeking to drive a wedge between President Trump and hard-liners on his staff, launching appeals directly to a president who they see as potentially sympathetic to people brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

In his public comments, Trump has shown an unwillingness to be boxed in by his most hard-line advisors on immigration. He initially wavered on what to do with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has protected the young immigrants known as Dreamers, then openly contradicted Atty. Gen. Jeff...

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